Saturday, October 10, 2020

For the Record: Tenth Justice


Stephen Johnson Field of California, the last 10th Justice. Via Wikipedia.

By the way, y'all know who succeeded in packing the Supreme Court? Did you know that it actually happened?

But replacing Thomas or Alito, if that turned out to be possible (those guys are always spreading the story that they'd like to retire, but they never go through with it) with somebody more fun, and maybe reverting to nine justices when the crisis is over, as happened in the 1860s. In any case I really wish it would happen, and your sacred historical authority is right here, for your reading pleasure. They did this thing, and it didn't destroy the Republic. It didn't even change it as much as one might like.

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